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Tips for Navigating Your Bustling HU City Market 

HU City Market can get pretty busy, especially during peak hours. Here are some tips to help you navigate and make the most of your dining hall experience: 


Plan Your Visit: 

Try to avoid the busiest times (11a – 12p and 1:30p-2:30p) if possible. Dining halls are often less crowded during off-peak hours like mid-morning or late afternoon. 


Grab a Buddy:

Dining with a friend can make the experience more enjoyable, and you can take turns holding a table while the other gets food. 


Use Express Stations:

Some dining halls have express stations for quick and easy options like pasta, pizza, salads, sandwiches, or pre-made entrees. Explore these for faster service. Don’t forget our full service, homestyle station, Turntable, is directly behind the self-service island. 


Avoid Rushing:

Give yourself enough time to enjoy your meal without feeling rushed. Rushing can lead to spills and a less enjoyable dining experience. 


Fresh Food Is Worth the Extra Mile:

Our food is made fresh daily and at our premium restaurants, menu items are made to order. Expect some waiting during peak hours and at our premium restaurants. Take this time to chat with friends. 


Check the Menu Ahead:

HU City Market posts their daily menus online. This can help you decide what you want before you even arrive, saving time in line. 


Take What You Need:

Be mindful not to waste food. Start with a smaller portion, and you can always go back for seconds if you're still hungry. 

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